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Bronte Country and Keighley

See the moors and villages which inspired the Brontes

Three miles from Keighley away is Haworth and its small Georgian Parsonage, home of the Bronte sisters. Now a museum, cared for by the Bronte Society, it is well worth a visit. Wander around Haworth's cobbled streets and lanes, or take a walk on the surrounding moors, and feel the atmosphere which inspired the Brontes.

Travel to Haworth on a stream train with the famous Keighley and Worth Valley Railway, often featured in films and TV. There is a regular timetable, and specialist weekends and childrens' events (Tel: 01535 647777 for details).

The National Trust owned East Riddlesden Hall is a 17th century manor house, with a fine collection of Yorkshire oak furniture, embroidery and plasterwork ceilings. Cliffe Castle, once the home of wealthy local wool merchant, is set in parkland and gardens and has an interesting museum. The Vintage Railway Carriage Museum at Ingrow has an outstanding collection. Discover more about brewing at the independent family-run Worth Brewery.

At the heart of Keighley shopping is the modern Airedale Shopping Centre. Nearby Cavendish Street with its Edwardian canopy, Cavendish Court in its cobbled indoor courtyard, and the famous Indoor Market reflect the wide range that Keighley has to offer.

In the Victoria Park is Keighley's modern leisure centre, with indoor heated pool and slide, gym, sports hall. Further up the road is Cougar Park, home of the Keighley Cougars Rugby League Football Club.

Keighley & Worth Valley Railway Bronte Parsonage Museum, Haworth
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